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  • June 4, 2009
    Medical Travel – ‘Patients Beyond Borders’

    Last year more than 180,000 Americans packed their bags and headed overseas for nearly every imaginable type of medical treatment: tummy tucks in Brazil, heart valve replacements in Thailand, hip resurfacing surgeries in India, addiction recovery in Antigua, fertility diagnosis and treatments in South Africa, or restorative dentistry in Mexico. Currently, at least 28 countries […]

  • June 4, 2009
    International Istanbul Music Festival

     International Istanbul Music Festival The 37th International Istanbul Music Festival, which runs from tomorrow, June 5, through June 30, is bringing top international and Turkish classical musicians to the city’s stages and providing ticket holders with a rare chance to meet and greet some of the artists before the shows. Among the big names participating […]

  • June 3, 2009
    Southwest to allow small pets in the cabin for $75

    Southwest previously did not allow animals in the cabin unless they were there for medical reasons — but times are tough, so the airline that doesn’t charge for bags is looking for ways to add revenue without annoying customers. Starting June 17, you’ll be able to bring Rosy and Ginger for a mere $75 a […]

  • June 1, 2009
    ten links for today

    1. 10 Key Destinations For The Historical Time Traveler 2. Travel Accommodation Options 3. 4 Reasons You Should Hire a Guide on Your Next Family Vacation 4. Kathmandu, Nepal: Crossing a Bridge 5. Travel Safety Tips 6. The Train Line 7. A Bali Waterfall and Hot Spring no Travel Guide will tell you about 8. […]

  • June 1, 2009
    Photo of the day: Jain Temples, Palitana, India

    The Palitana temples are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community. There are more than 1300 temples located on the Shatrunjaya hills, exquisitely carved in marble. The main temple on top of the hill, is dedicated to 1st tirthankar lord Adinath (Rishabdeva). No one is allowed to sleep overnight including the […]

  • June 1, 2009
    Nextstop – Travel, Food and Local Activity Guide

    Founded by several former Google employees, Nextstop allows users to read and build various guides covering anything on the planet – hidden spots in San Francisco,  My Favorite Places in Portland and the best beer bars in the world. You can search for guides on Nextstop by places, guides and map, or just focus your […]

  • June 1, 2009
    Swap your SIM card to save bucks on calls abroad

    If you’ve ever made a cellphone call while overseas, or read anything about “international roaming,” you know it’s a pound of flesh for each precious minute. CNET explains in depth how to swap your phone’s SIM card for cheaper calls. It only applies to GSM-powered phones—in the U.S., that’s mainly AT&T and T-Mobile models. And, […]

  • May 29, 2009
    Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    The Serengeti is where Africa’s mystery, rawness and power surround you, and where the beauty and synchrony of nature can be experienced as in few other places. On its vast, treeless plains, one of earth’s most impressive natural cycles plays itself out again and again, as tens of thousands of hoofed animals, driven by primeval […]

  • May 28, 2009
    Inca Trail Permits at Cusco, Peru

    Trek permits are required for the Inca Trail. Alternative treks such as Lares Valley, Ausangate, Choquequirao, and the one via Santa Teresa do not require trek permits. The government issues a maximum of 500 trek permits for each day. Since trekking staff are also included within this limit of 500 persons this means that, on […]

  • May 27, 2009
    24th Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles

    Feature Films: Adam Resurrected (2008) Bruriah (2008) Eli & Ben (2007) Father’s Footsteps (2007) For My Father (2007) It All Begins at Sea (2008) Lost Islands (2008) Out of the Blue (2008) Seven Minutes in Heaven (2008) The Seven Days (2008) Waltz With Bashir (2008) Zrubavel (2008) Where: Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills Address: 8556 […]

  • May 21, 2009
    The Indian village where there are 220 sets of twins has doctors baffled

    Source: Baffled doctors are trying to unravel the mystery of an Indian village boasting more than 220 sets of twins born to just 2,000 families. Experts who have visited the remote tropical village of Kodinhi, in Kerala, have been left scratching their heads over the phenomenon that has seen almost six times as many […]

  • May 20, 2009
    ten links for today

    1. 5 Cool, Luxurious (and Inexpensive) Hostels 2. The World’s 10 Best Rooftop Bars 3. Old Railway Station Hotel 4. Where the heck is Fernando de Noronha? 5. Mind your Manners in Tokyo 6. Top Things to Do in Kyoto: A 5-Day Itinerary 7. Bucharest: The City of Contrasts 8. Beyond the Grand Canyon: 4 […]

  • May 19, 2009
    Photo of the day: Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in east-central California. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles […]

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